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-- Through the presentation of the Ten Fundamental Principles of Personal Finance, this text readers students with the knowledge they need to successfully make and carry out a plan for their own financial future.
The new edition has been substantially revised to reflect current changes in the financial environment while building upon the same basic logic and fundamental principles of personal finance.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Financial Planning Process
Chapter 2: Measuring Your Financial Health and Making a Plan
Chapter 3: Understanding and Appreciating the Time Value of Money
Chapter 4: Tax Planning and Strategies
Part 2: Managing Your Money
Chapter 5: Cash or Liquid Asset Management
Chapter 6: Using Credit Cards: The Role of Open Credit
Chapter 7: Using Consumer Loans: The Role of Planned Borrowing
Chapter 8: The Home and Automobile Decision
Part 3: Protecting Yourself with Insurance
Chapter 9: Life and Health Insurance
Chapter 10: Property and Liability Insurance
Part 4: Managing Your Investments
Chapter 11: Investment Basics
Chapter 12: Securities Markets
Chapter 13: Investing in Stocks
Chapter 14: Investing in Bonds and Other Alternatives
Chapter 15: Mutual Funds: An Easy Way to Diversify
Part 5: Life Cycle Issues
Chapter 16: Retirement Planning
Chapter 17: Estate Planning: Saving Your Heirs Money and Headaches